Dangers & Annoyances

Tarapoto is a wasp’s hive of honking, speeding mototaxis and, as a pedestrian, you’ll find yourself at the bottom of the food chain. Take care when crossing roads – no one yields (ever) – and consider wearing earplugs.

Emergency & Important Numbers


BCP Has several ATMs.

Interbank Has an ATM.

Scotiabank Cashes traveler’s checks and has an ATM.


Serpost Postal services.

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Office The municipal tourist office on Plaza Mayor. Local police keep it open when tourism officials go home.